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[344c] but by all who hear the story of the man who has committed complete and entire injustice.1 For it is not the fear of doing2 but of suffering wrong that calls forth the reproaches of those who revile injustice. Thus, Socrates, injustice on a sufficiently large scale is a stronger, freer, and a more masterful thing than justice, and, as I said in the beginning, it is the advantage of the stronger that is the just, while the unjust is what profits man's self and is for his advantage.”

1 Aristotle Eth. Nic. 1130 b 15 uses the expression in a different sense.

2 The main issue of the Republic. Cf. 360 D, 358 E and Gorgias 469 B.

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